Gazelle Foundation co-founder Gilbert Tuhabonye will be honored on Sunday, February 21st as Abilene Christian University’s “Young Alumnus of the Year“. Tuhabonye attended the small private school from 1999-2001. During his time there he won the 800 meter Indoor National Championship (’99) and helped his team to five Division II National Championships in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track. His success on the track in 1999 led to being awarded the National Student-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award in the Courageous Student Athlete category, presented by then-President Bill Clinton at the White House in Washington, DC. Abilene Christian University’s Alumni Association presents two awards each year – Young Alumnus and Outstanding Alumnus – based on the merits of “those whose personal and professional achievements have merited the honor and praise of peers and colleagues”. Previous recipients include Austin resident Sean Adams, San Antonio pastor Max Lucado, and country music star Aaron Watson. The ceremony is part of ACU’s Alumni Day, open to the public and starting at 12:30 PM on Sunday. Tickets are available via